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May 28, 2016 1 min read

Forbes the homepage for the world's business leaders, put Slyde Handboards in the business spotlight.

The headline rang:
"Shark Tank: Ashton Kutcher And Mark Cuban Catch The Wave Of The Future In Surfing"

A future that looks very bright and shiny for Slyde Handboards  and their "big kahuna" investors Ashton Kutcher and Mark Cuban, who invested $200,000 for a 22% stake in the San Clemente based handboard company.

"A company never made a profit until appearing on Shark Tank. Thanks to the show, they expect to ride $1 million in sales this year. Slyde mostly sells online and has 40 U.S. retailers, a U.K. distributor and a Spain distributor."

Journalist Ky Trang Ho ask Steve & Angela Watts a series of interesting & hard hitting questions, including: 

  • How did you come up with the idea for your business?
  • How much did you invest in your business?  How did you get the money to start your business initially?

CLICK HEREto Read the full Forbes article on Slyde Handboards

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, Bluefly.com However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.



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Gift Set - Wedge Handboard

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Not sold on it

I had really high hopes. I have been able to use the Bula on a couple good days. I'm liking my old board better so far. But will try it a couple more times before I return it just to be sure. I have none of the below issues with my Enjoy planer, and thinking of going back.
1. The dam thing is not secure on my hand. No mater how tight I make it. It litterally pops off my hand while on a wave. Its getting really anoying having to constantly pay attention to it.
2. I switch my hand depending on the wave direction. It's tough for me to get a grip on the nose, pull it off then pull tightly on other hand in time. I've missed a couple good ones because of this.
3. The pad that goes accross the top of my hand doesnt cover my whole hand and the seam starts to rub on my hand and is uncomfortable.
4. Not a huge deal but wasnt happy that there were some small cosmetc defects on the board. Eslescially for the price
5. The board bag is kind of ridiculous. Its huge and picture on website isnt to scale, but I probably just wont use it. It was basically free.

I think the only thing I can say positive is I think it has good control... after getting used to the angle I need, and may be a bit more bouyant to pull me out of water for speed. But i need to try it a few times more and figure out how to keep the dam thing on!

I am giving these to my grandsons at the end of the month. I am sure they will love them.

Hand slyde

The leash works amazing i won't go out without my leash on....